Jude Bellingham has been criticized by Dietmar Hamann, a former top midfielder for Bayern Munich and Liverpool, who has found Bellingham lacking
Dietmar Hamann has criticized Jude Bellingham for his lack of discipline on the field, cautioning potential buyers to be mindful of the young player’s deficiencies. Bellingham has been linked with Liverpool and Real Madrid, among other clubs.
Dietmar Hamann claims there are areas in Jude Bellingham’s game that need improvement. despite his good performances for Borussia Dortmund, where he has even been made captain at times this season.
Hamann warns potential buyers, including Liverpool and Real Madrid, that they may need to pay over €100million to acquire the young midfielder.
Hamann not convinced by Bellingham
The former Liverpool, Manchester City and Bayern Munich midfielder said: “I’m not quite sure about Bellingham. He’s an incredibly talented player who has extraordinary skills. The only thing he doesn’t have is discipline.
“If you look at the goals Dortmund have conceded in recent weeks and months, I can tell you off the top of my head five or six in which he played a key role.”
Dietmar Hamann voiced his concerns about Jude Bellingham’s game on Sky Sport before the midfielder helped Borussia Dortmund secure a 2-1 win over Union Berlin in the Bundesliga.
The victory kept Dortmund two points behind league leaders Bayern Munich with seven games left in the season.
“I would be careful if I’m Real Madrid, Liverpool or Manchester City,” Hamann said.
“Of course he’s an exceptional player who’s still very young. But he’s slowly got to get the discipline into his game.”
Former German midfielder Dietmar Hamann, who managed Stockport County in English non-league after retiring from playing, stated that Jude Bellingham would need to change his playing style if he were to join a traditional heavyweight club.
Although Bellingham is currently at a major club, he could move to a perennial Champions League contender in the future. Hamann believes that Bellingham is being overly indulged and allowed to “do whatever he wants” at Dortmund, with the club afraid of upsetting him.
A different view was proposed after Dortmund’s win by head coach Edin Terzic, who defended Bellingham’s role, saying: “Jude is able to intervene very actively everywhere in the game, both when we have the ball and when the opponent has the ball.”